* The massive update is the cause of rushing a console out for Christmas, which is indeed a massive joke. |
* The Manual transfer of Wii games takes all of 15 minutes and is both easy and painless. It's actually quite an entertaining experience, too.
* The lack of centralised comms is another fair arguement. It's the one aspect from the Xbox Live service that I really miss. It should have been there from day one!
* Although short, a 3 hour battery life isn't that short. My longest stint with the gamepad, so far, has been around 6 hours and I simply plugged the thing in for the remaining 3 hours.
* ZombiU is a short game, but the execution is top notch. It's scary, atmospheric and challenging. I wouldn't say it was at all repetitive either.
* A side-scrolling platfomer may not sound technically impressive, but it's one of the most enjoyable experiences i've had this year. Ironically, my favourite 360 game this year was also a platformer.
* Nintendo Land may be a tech demo/mini-game compilation, but it's bursting with content and offers amazing value for money. It also offers a great challenge and is hilarious with friends.
* Six different controller options doesn't mean you need all 6 options. If you get a Wii remote for the Wii U you should be buying motion plus. You should be getting a nunchuck with it as standard. Granted, that's quite expensive and that's a fair arguement, however, there are many folk out there who will be bringing across existing controllers. The 2nd hand market is full of cheap ones too.
* The only two multiplatform games I own, Assassin's Creed and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, perform fine on the console. I have no complaints about their performance. What I will say is that they're probably my least two favourite games on the system so far.
* The release schedule is thin, but one imagines that is intentional to counter any console announcements at E3 this year. You can argue that i'm being hopeful here, which is far enough, but Nintendo made the mistake of announcing a ton of games for the 3DS that we didn't see at all during the first year of it's release. In fact, we're still waiting on Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion.
* We already know that a new Zelda game is in development and that given the series track record, it's going to take forever to develop. Retro Studios have also said that they're working on a new game "that everybody is wanting".